I am a big fan of vampires but I wouldn't go as far as to say I wish to be one whether they do exist or not. I have watched over 100 different vampire films and each one were different in their own way. I believe in what I see, if a vampire was to come before me then I will believe they exist but until that day then no.
What makes me wonder is the fact that all these people on here who claim to be vampires have not once used the original spelling, how I would've thought a vampire would say, after all its their name, that spelling is vampyre.
I have studied vampires from as early as 10000 BC. They were around when Jesus was here, I actually read in the year 31 Jesus healed all the vampires at Capernaum. Then the next vampire to be heard of was in the year in 140 which the vampires reigned victorious till the year 773, when Charlemagne defeated Quadilla the Vampire, saving Rome. Then there was no sign of a vampire until 300 years later when one was spotted in Russia. It was like the vampires would appear then go for centuries then return.
When the 15th century arrived Dracula was born - 1428 - then he was assassinated in 1477. Then suddenly people started publishing books on how to kill vampires. Then Italian scientist Ludovico Fatinelli was burned at the stake for suggesting a biological cause for vampires.
In 1560 Elizabeth Bathory was born, she was a troubled person through her childhood and she spent all her adulthood in prison. She was a convicted serial killer and she claimed to be a reincarnation of Vlad the Impaler (Count Dracula). In 1607 it was said to believe a ship brought vampires from the other side of the world, they called the ship, the ship of death.
In 1610 Elizabeth Bathory was convicted of killing 773 girls, the same number of the year when the first vampire elder was killed (Quadilla). In 1614 Elizabeth then died, the cause of her death is still to this day unknown. After her death books were published on the vampire subject for many years but there was no sight of vampires.
The word vampire was used a lot as it became very popular in the publishing and film industry. Still no sight of any vampires until the year 1872 when Vincenzo Verzeni was convicted of killing two people and drinking their blood. Then in 1897 Bram Stoker released he’s book. Since 1872 there has been no such act that has taken place and throughout the years up to our year now 2010 there has been over 500 different books published and 300 films based on vampires and Dracula.
I have read the scariest books and watched the scariest films. The book that described the vampire most fearsome and one that I would never like to come across was the vampires from the Anne Rice books, which two of them where made into films, The Queen of The Damned and Interview With The Vampire. Her best seller was a book called the Vampire Lestat. The most unfrightning way that a vampire was described was in the Twilight series which there characters are based on beauty but it was the most spot on in a way a vampire could be described.
I hope you enjoy this write up it will be good to see what you think of it. As I said before vampires are an amazing species and so much to tell about them, there is no end in what can be said about them and until the day I meet one I will keep researching.
Sent in by Ryan, Copyright 2010